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  1. Study: Ferry system benefits Alaska financiallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | KRBD-FM Ketchikan

    Ketchikan is the third busiest port for Alaska Marine Highway System passengers, behind Juneau and Haines - but only slightly behind Haines. But in terms of economic impact from the ferry system, Ketchikan is number one.

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  2. Ferry breakdown strands passengers in PetersburgRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 23 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Joe Yuhas and brothers Steve and Larry Banwart were stranded in Petersburg after the Columbia ferry broke down on Wednesday. Nearly 200 passengers were stranded in Petersburg this week after a mechanical issue on one of Southeast Alaska's main ferries caused it to stall there Wednesday morning.

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  3. Mining roads around Eva Creek wind farm are worth exploring on a bicycleRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 9 | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

    A wind turbine at the Eva Creek Wind Farm is seen during a recent bike trip to old mining trails around Ferry on Saturday July 9, 2016.

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  4. Ferry budget changes, but schedule doesn'tRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 | KSKA

    This week's legislative budget compromise shuffled the source of some of the money that pays for the Alaska Marine Highway System. Crew members tie up the fast ferry Fairweather in Sitka.

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  5. Ferry sailings down 7 percent next fiscal yearRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2016 | KRBD-FM Ketchikan

    The ferries Matanuska, right, and Fairweather, left, tie up at Juneau's Auke Bay Ferry Terminal May 19, 2016. Next winter's ferry schedule will be leaner than this year's, and that one was pretty lean.

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  6. Ferry sailings down 7 percent next fiscal yearRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The ferries Matanuska, right, and Fairweather, left, tie up at Juneau's Auke Bay Ferry Terminal May 19, 2016. Next winter's ferry schedule will be leaner than this year's, and that one was pretty lean.

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  7. Ferry advocates rethink management under smaller budgetsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2016 | APRN

    Should the Alaska Marine Highway System be managed differently? That's a question being asked by ferry advocates as they cope with smaller budgets and reduced schedules. Since it began more than 50 years ago, Alaska's ferry system has been part of the state Department of Transportation.

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  8. Ferry fares rise for third time in a yearRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2016 | KSKA

    ... putting on that premium, that will generate additional revenue, which will allow the marine highway system to provide ferry service in other parts of the system," he said. A passenger traveling one way from Juneau to Bellingham without a vehicle or ...

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  9. Ferry fares rise for third time in a yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    ... putting on that premium, that will generate additional revenue, which will allow the marine highway system to provide ferry service in other parts of the system," he said. A passenger traveling one way from Juneau to Bellingham without a vehicle or ...

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  10. Visitors from around the world celebrate Winterfest at DenaliRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2016 | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

    The first-ever youth ski race at Denali Winterfest included skiers from Minto, Nenana, Ferry and McKInley Village.

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  11. Ferry chief: Design of Tustumena's replacement is readyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    DOT Deputy Commissioner Mike Neussl said the new design focuses on two key issues. First, to make the new ferry carry as many people and vehicles as possible.

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  12. Report: Ferry system spending had double economic impactRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2016 | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

    ... Highway System has double the economic benefit to Alaska. The state contributed $117 million in general funds to the ferry system in 2014. The report from the McDowell Group, which was funded by the ferry system, shows that the total economic impact ...

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  13. Ferry releases trimmed-down summer scheduleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2016 | APRN

    The Alaska Marine Highway System released its summer 2016 ferry schedule Tuesday, and as expected, it includes trimmed-down service. Spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said the main changes that customers will notice is the reduced fleet size, which he says is in response to state budget cuts.

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  14. Ferry fares up 5 percent for most routesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2016 | APRN

    Passengers disembark the ferry Malaspina in Skagway during its 50th anniversary sailing. Most ferry fares went up Jan. 1. Ferry fares went up 5 percent for most routes Jan. 1. The hike comes on the heels of a 4.5 percent increase that began in May. The increase is for new reservations.

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  15. Ferry fares up 5 percent for most routesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Passengers disembark the ferry Malaspina in Skagway during its 50th anniversary sailing. Most ferry fares went up Jan. 1. Ferry fares went up 5 percent for most routes Jan. 1. The hike comes on the heels of a 4.5 percent increase that began in May. The increase is for new reservations.

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  16. Ferries keep old underage travel rules, for nowRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2015 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    ... to be accompanied by an adult. They said it was unsafe for those under 18 to be on their own on a moving ship. Ferry users disagreed and protested the decision . They said the new policy would keep young Alaskans from visiting relatives or attending ...

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  17. DOT plans major repairs to Alaska ferry terminals and highwaysRead the original story

    Nov 30, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is planning to launch major renovation projects for a number of highway segments and ferry terminals next year. The DOT is planning to launch a $20 million to $30 million renovation of Egan Drive in Juneau early next year, The Juneau Empire reports .

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  18. Ferry schedule allows day trips to Pelican through AprilRead the original story

    Nov 25, 2015 | Capital City Weekly

    The Pelican Chamber of Commerce recently shared information for the winter ferry schedule to Pelican in the hopes of spurring ridership during the coming months. Like many coastal towns in Southeast, Pelican is facing economic issues stemming from cutbacks to the Alaska Marine Highway System.

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  19. How do you run the ferry system with less money?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2015 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The ferry Malaspina sails near Sitka. Alaska's marine highway is seeking input into its long-term plans.

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  20. Tongass plan drafts timeline for transition to young-growth harvestRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2015 | APRN

    ... Forest Service missed a huge opportunity to put the controversy associated with clear-cutting old growth behind them." Ferry says the plan does not transition out of old growth logging soon enough. She says concerns over impacts to fish and wildlife ...

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